Individuals with entrepreneurial skills are of vast importance in a society characterised by increasing uncertainty and rapid change. Entrepreneurial skills enable the successful discovery and exploitation of opportunities in the market as well as driving innovation and business development projects in existing corporations.
When applying to this programme, you select either the Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track or the Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track. Both tracks lead to an MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track
This track is designed for those who want to work with business development and innovation in established businesses. You will learn how opportunities for renewal and innovation are identified, developed, organised and implemented in the organisation. During the programme, you will gain practical experience as an intern at a progressive company. At the company, you will be engaged in a business development project together with your mentor and the current staff.
Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track
In this track, you will learn how to create, develop and exploit business opportunities by starting up and managing new ventures. This track offers you an opportunity to be fully involved as an entrepreneur in the start-up process, from idea selection and team composition to venture formation, which enables you to gain real experience in starting up a new business. In addition, you will be part of our mentorship programme where you are matched with an experienced mentor.
Our pedagogy is based on the belief that you need the practice to learn. However, you also need to reflect on your practice and learn from available theories in the field. This is why you will find our programme in entrepreneurship and innovation to embrace action – without compromising the valuable learning that comes from theory.
Courses – Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation (7.5 credits each): Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organising for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Innovation Management and Open Innovation; Project and Research Methods for Entrepreneurship. This track ends with an internship and a degree project (30 credits).
Courses – Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation (7.5 credits each): The Entrepreneurial Process and Opportunity Recognition; Entrepreneurial Marketing; Entrepreneurial Finance; Entrepreneurial Leadership. This track ends with an entrepreneurial project (15 credits) along with a degree project (15 credits).
Within the Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation track, you will acquire skills useful in positions such as a project manager or a consultant dealing with innovative ideas and projects in established businesses and organisations. Other career opportunities include employment as a TTO manager.
The new competitive landscape makes it essential for existing companies to renew and develop. Knowledge of corporate entrepreneurship and innovation processes are thus valuable assets if you aim for a career in an established corporation. The knowledge and skills that follow from the experience and learning from the programme are much sought after by basically any organisation.
The Entrepreneurship: New Venture Creation track is designed to provide the tools necessary for starting new independent businesses or to work in advisory roles to new venture start-ups. It also gives graduates practical experience in research commercialisation, as well as tools to proactively work in projects in highly uncertain or risky market environments.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/entrepreneurship-innovation
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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